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Grateful Dead Live at Augusta Civic Center on 1984-10-11

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Grateful Dead Live at Augusta Civic Center on 1984-10-11

Topics Live concert

Shakedown Street-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Peggy-O, Mama Tried-> Big River, Ramble On Rose, Looks Like Rain-> Might As Well Hell In A Bucket-> Touch Of Gray, Women Are Smarter, Ship of Fools, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Day Job

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Augusta Civic Center
Location Augusta, ME

Source Oade Recording -- FOB -- Schoeps CMC 441> Oade M118 > Sony TC D5>DATs (@44.1k).


Source: Oade Recording -- FOB -- Schoeps CMC 441> Oade M118 > Sony TC D5>DATs (@44.1k).
DAT>SHN -- Sony PCM-M1>Coax 7 pin>Zoltrix Nightingale (coax mod)>Soundforge 5.0 (No Processing)>CDWAV (track splitting)>SHN (Seekable)Seeded to etree by Darrin Sacks; also to abgd via Charlie Connor


Reviewer: onthebus50 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2017
Phenominal times here and in Portland Lewiston Oxford and so oh on It was a High Time vibrant beer over the hill motels blue lite and the music sent souls flying I met 2 guys in a volkswagon bug in the parking lot and traded a bunch of mushrooms for some home grown. We hadf to go back to canada on the 13th and in order to get rid of the homegrown i rolled a 26 paper joint which we smoked in the room before we left/
Reviewer: BIODTL58 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2010
Subject: 84 shows
I was right in the middle of my seeing the dead just about 100 times, had a posse of about 20-25 great friends in the DC area that would hit all the hamptons,atl,spectrum, richmond,Balt and of course cap centers, always had these Maine shows on cassette, was active trader, I think 83-85 shows are so cool cuz Brent,Billy and Jerry were right on, Phil is perfect,Bob,the showman, I think they had a blast as the music played them on those certain nites,most of you know what I MEAN, COULD ALMOST FEEL THE SHAAMAN IN THE ROOM, anyway downloading a bunch of shows today, for a great recording there's a Pauley Pavillion 73 on the archive here that is almost perfecto soundwise, as well as being an awesome show, hello from Steve to all my DC buddies, still down here in Fla, where you can't shovel sunshine, miss Jerry and times with you guys, agree with previous reviewer Univ of Fla 1980 great recording, open Shakedown into Franklins, also the 72,73 shows were awesome as they were the baby of where these 80's shows would end up, Keith was awesome also, and Brent as I said earlier, 83-85 was on w/Jerry anyway everyone have a great life and enjoy the music of Jehovah's favorite Choir, and thanks archives.
Reviewer: jbyerly1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2009
Subject: Augusta Shows
I will never forget this night. Every body walking out of the show was shaking thier heads say Wow!!!
The sound on this show is representative of how I remeber this night sounded. Phil is just great in the 15 min. Shakedown. Phil is absolutely awsome through the whole night. This is one of my favorite Peggy-o's. I always found it incredible that the boy's pick up the same jam in Playin the next night. At the time I had not realized they didn't finish. I was a newbie relatively speaking. How often do you hear all the boys jamming a space jam like the end of Playing. I just love Jerry and Brent in Mr. Fantasy. Black Peter doesnt' get serenaded any better. The Phil Bombs through Sugar Mag send chills.
I was never the same after this night.A group of us from Campton N.H. all were just blown away by this show. We crammed in to a van and tried to sleep afterwards. After not hearing these show for a long time, they were as great as I had remembered. Thanks to Oade for this great show.
Reviewer: Greyfoldedsom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2009
Subject: Ladders to the Stars
How nice it was to be able to purchase 'Tour Packs' from GDTS for this tour. 11 shows for $111. I was taping and ended up sitting between the same tapers who'd also gotten tour packs at almost every show in our nice comfy reserved seats. So as to keep the number of mic stands to a minimum i would grab patches from the tapers on either was most convienient & we made some swell friends...taper friends. The second Augusta show was some kind of meta-spiritual gathering...and i witnessed dozens..maybe hundreds of ticketless fans climb to the second story ledge of the building to gain entrance. The result was people literally clinging to the rafters above and packing every spare inch of space in the place. The hallways were alive with spinners...the joint was filled to at LEAST 30% over capacity. This resulted in a spectacle of energy that primed the pumps onstage to a dizzy miss lizzy POWERLOAD that kept building & building till i was quite sure i was LOSING MY MIND. These pair of shows shall reside in my personal hall of fave. Having taped the entire tour i can safely say these were the stronghold shows, though Carrier Dome was a wayyyy powerful tour ending rave..(Check out the Carrier Dome show with a 2'nd set-opening, very hot Shakedown, also available here at
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 23, 2007
Subject: Playing in the Band (to be cont.)
Does anyone else remember when Phil was pressing his head against his monitor duing the feedback/space out of Playing in the Band?

The day before Phil married Jill

i suggest fresh "Lavender" nugs and a double water bubbler
Reviewer: 12 Joshua - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 5, 2007
Subject: A Nice Pair
These 2 special nights in Augusta dovetail. Get both.

Top shelf for 1984 shows.

Great recording - Yet another fine oade in their lexicon.

Anyone remember the naked man outside the show?
Reviewer: Out_To_Lunch - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2006
Subject: A Very Nice Audience Recording
'Classic' early '80s set list with great energy between band and crowd. Recording has dimension and definition throughout range. Deep bass lows, high end cymbals, clack of wood on drums - much better than average nuance. Gravel in Garcias voice adds emotion vs. making you cringe - and the point hear is that you can hear it. Alot of the live show ambience apparent - though agree warm sounding - by no means muffled.

Both this and the following night are great D/Ls. Perfer this Oade to next nights Rice - other set list to this one - but aren't I lucky to have this 20+ year old music to compare and appreciate. After hearing this one - I'm not missing the soundboards.

See what all these folks who were there are on about. Then, I'll point you to 11/29/80 Gainesville, FL for another good audience recording.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2006
Subject: Never had the first set
I had this tape from '84 right after the show but for some reason could never find the first set which apart from Jerry's brain fart with the Shakedown lyrics which is a disaster he rips the cover off the ball at 23 something minutes it goes down as the longest GD Shakedown I have ever heard. Peggy-O is mint, Ramble on Rose, looks like rain, exceptional first set.
Reviewer: gdlover - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2006
Subject: Best shows ever
I was present for both these shows. They are the memory of a lifetime. The sounds and the scene were what the Dead are all about. I never thought I would be able to hear these shows again. Kudos! PS to jbyerly1: Hi - you rode with me and stayed in my van
Reviewer: casisbelly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2006
Subject: Dosed on the hill....
Ther is a hill off to the side of the parking lot with scatterd trees and a great view of the Civic center and the lot....What a time we had...small fire, tents, and lots of great people...Nothing like those days....two outstanding shows. Phil had just married Jill and gave him a huge smile during Jack-A-Row on the second night....Awesome sound in the old barn....Best shows of the year...anyone agree ???
Reviewer: HardyWeinberg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2006
Subject: outstanding recording, high energy show
This is an amazing representation of a really good night for the band. Can hear all the musicians, there is substantial bottom end, get all the energy back from the stage. Definitely sounds better than some of the 'cold' soundboard recordings. Many thumbs up for this one.
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2005
Subject: Right On..
You were lucky to be at this one, this run at Augusta was one to be at. Small quaint venue in the fall of 84, Jerry and the boys were hittin hard. I can't imagine how fun the scene was and seeing Jerry banging it out in this era.
I started seeing them in 88 whole different ball game compared to 83-84 shows. Luckily caught Alpine 89 can't be to bummed out.
Happy Trails...
Reviewer: StevenHS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2004
Subject: A Great Night
This is less to do with this recording than it is a recollection of 2 wild nights in Augusta, Maine. While Garcia was, apparently, at a very low point, the 11th and 12th were two fun back-to-back performances, in a small-ish venue with highly (and high) enthusiastic crowds. I'll never forget the group backrub going on between sets, and the great vibe. The 12th was the better show, but the 11th was solid. Where is the 12th, anyway?
Reviewer: Hamal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2004
Subject: well done, boys.
the sound quality on this one is not great. there is a warbly whine in the high end, but the performance is excellent, hence the 4 stars.
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